Growing Zones: 7-9 outdoors(hardy down to 10℉) 7-9 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 6-8 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 6-10 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Harvest Time:
- Botanical Name:
- Vaccinium virgatum 'Tifblue'
- Does Not Ship To:
- AZ, CA, OR, WA
Premium Blueberry Super Plant
A member of the Rabbiteye family, the Tifblue Blueberry has long held a place of prominence among commercial growers and astute kitchen gardeners. It’s considered a premium berry – firm, sweet and flavorful – and has a proven track record for producing copious quantities year-after-year.
Easiest Blueberry to Grow
The Tifblue blooms in March with medium-sized berries ripe and ready to pick late-June through July. It adapts to conditions where many blueberry varieties struggle to mature. It has “roots” native to the Southeast but needs about 650 chill hours annually to turn out reliable crops.
This combination makes it heat and drought tolerant while being the most cold-hardy of the Rabbiteye blueberries. It’s disease resistant and has few serious pests… aside from the neighborhood birds capitalizing on a “free meal.”
Big Return with Minimal Investment
Known as a heavy producer, it doesn’t take long before the Tifblue is laden with fruit. It starts producing within a year or two of planting, and by year 7 or 8, harvest season can deliver up to 15 pounds of berries!
The Tifblue performs best with a cross pollinator nearby to maximize production and ensure bigger berries. The Brightwell and Climax varieties have proven compatible Tifblue Rabbiteye blueberry pollinators.
To get all the needed nutrients, the Tifblue prefers a bright, sunny location where the soil is highly acidic. Minimal pruning is required. A light trim before spring allows clusters to set and berries to reach their full potential.
Healthy and Nutritious “Blue” Ribbon Winner
The Tifblue is a backyard garden super-food, enjoyed as a summer staple while affording plenty of extra produce for winter reserves. Its blue pigment is loaded with antioxidants, boosting the immune system and preventing infection. It’s packed with fiber, vitamin C and other vitamins and minerals that far outweigh its small stature in health benefits.
This blueberry adds a sweet taste and colorful texture to breakfast cereals, breads, smoothies and salads. To enjoy post summer, simply transfer straight from bucket to freezer containers. Thaw and wash as needed.
Festively Fruitful Shrub
The Tifblue is more than just a practical food source -- this shrub is an ornamental addition to your garden with three full seasons of interest. In spring, bell-shaped blossoms cover the shrub in a profusion of white and pale pink. As berries develop, they turn from green to pink to bright, blueberry blue. In one last radiant burst, the Tifblue’s glossy, green leaves take on a rich burgundy color at season’s end.
Unlike many fruit producers, this plant requires little space to thrive. It has a tall, upright habitat that works into your landscape as a border hedge, mass planting or fruitful focal point. If your yard space is limited, it can even adapt to container life with some additional maintenance.
A vigorous grower with high yields, it only takes a few of the Tifblue to stock your freezer full! Ready to start enjoying your own bounty of blueberries? Get your order in today for this favorite Rabbiteye variety.
Tifblue Blueberry Pollination
Tifblue Blueberrys are not self-fertile. You will need to plant another variety to achieve fruiting.
Customer Reviews & Photos
I purchased a new variety, turnout to try with my ****** blueberry bushes. It's in the ground and looking hardy. We shall see what happens come spring
Tifblue Blueberry Purchase
I recently purchased 5 blueberry bushes. The plants were very well packaged and extremely healthy. I planted per the instructions about 6 weeks ago and all 5 are doing great. They new growth popping out and I anticipate enjoying a nice supply of berries next year. FGT fulfilled all their commitments from quality of plant to on time delivery.
I quickly received healthy plants that seem to be thriving. They're still little so I expect it to be a couple years before I see any fruit but I'm happy with the progress they're making.
Healthy and lush!
I got two of these varieties and they arrived healthy and lush! They’re so beautiful and had a few blueberries on them. Fruits didn’t last long cause my son ate then right away! I bought another variety and buying more!
One Year Later - Look Great, Lots of Berries!
Last spring, I ordered two Tifblue along with two of another variety. Arrived packaged well and were shipped within timeline provided. I ordered the smallest size so I didn't expect much last year. A year later, they have taken off and we already have lots of blueberries! Ate the two bluest ones today and they were delicious. Can't wait to see how these do over the years! Thank you FGT!
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however we are currently experiencing delays and could take up to 4-7 days from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3 & 4. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 4th|
|Zones 5 - 11||Ships Now!|